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Monday, November 9 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
From Idea to Reality: Lessons Learned from the Creation of Statewide ROW Data

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Nina Safavi, VT Agency of Transportation Andy Buck, Applied Geographics, Inc.

The AASHTO Innovation Initiative team shares the lessons learned from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Right-of-Way data modernization effort and makes key recommendations for any Department of Transportation (DOT) or other agency contemplating a large scale data modernization effort. In 2012, VTrans started to consolidate existing information - historic surveys, hand drawn construction designs, and CADD drawing files - to create a statewide ROW GIS document management system. The goal was to make ROW data accessible and usable to key business functions such as property management, roadway design, and utility placement. To get started, a pilot project for data inventory and transformation, including all available ROW data source types, was undertaken and a Return on Investment (ROI) study was completed. Today, VTrans has compiled authoritative data and generated geospatial ROW layer for over 87% of Vermont’s 2707 state highway miles. VTrans has defined a workflow that includes identification of best available project source data, drawing georeferencing and digitization or CADD conversion, and aggregation into route-based ROW polygons. Through this process, VTrans has created an highly valuable resource and learned many valuable lessons about managing the ROW data lifecycle (research, identify, catalog, collect, update, convert, and publish).

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Andy Buck

Applied Geographics, Inc.
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Nina Safavi

VT Agency of Transportation



Monday November 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Montpelier A

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